WWE has made it official. NXT is moving to USA Network on Wednesday nights. The first episode will air on Sept. 18 and it will be the first time the show will air live nationwide outside of WWE Network.
NXT will officially move from one hour to a two-hour show and be live every Wednesday. It will air at 8/7c on USA Network and go head-to-head with AEW on TNT that night.
This is huge because AEW and NXT have the same ground fanbase, thanks to their more indie wrestling roots. This theoretically could reboot the classic Monday Night Wars, but on Wednesday nights on a smaller scale.
In the press release, Vince McMahon said that he hopes that they can eventually monetize WWE NXT on the level of a Monday Night Raw or SmackDown Live.
With Paul Heyman in charge on Monday Night Raw and Eric Bischoff running SmackDown Live, this move might show why WWE never considered Triple H for one of those positions. Triple H has run NXT since it moved to WWE Network.
In an interview with Triple H about the move, he spoke about the move to USA Network.